Looking for a great trail in Sequoia National Park, California? AllTrails has 86 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs no trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 40 hard trails in Sequoia National Park ranging from 6.4 to 74.9 miles and from 2,700 to 14,478 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Created in 1890, Sequoia National Park is home to the largest trees on earth and the tallest peak in the contiguous United States. At 404,063 acres and over 90% of designated wilderness, Sequoia offers over 800 miles of hiking trails. This park protects the Giant Forest, which has the world's largest tree, General Sherman, as well as four of the next nine tallest. It also has over 240 caves, the tallest mountain in the lower 48, Mount Whitney, and the granite dome Moro Rock.

hiking
2 days ago

This was a wonderful hike! Very rocky so watch your footing walking along the edge most of the trail. The falls were flowing and just beautiful! Beautiful marble rocks. Make sure you cross over the creek at the lower falls to go to the top! There is a tiny sign that is easy to miss. We first thought the hike ended there at the lower falls then saw the sign across the creek to keep going. The water is low enough to cross. Be careful the TRAIL IS FULL OF TICS! Check your pets and animals. Someone had a dog and had over 30 tics on him. Was 7.5 miles and 2 hours each way, we stopped quite a bit to take pictures.

hiking
6 days ago

Great couple hour hike with great views!

I was pretty high and looking down 2000ft the trees looked like toothpicks.

hiking
washed out
6 days ago

Made a few YouTube videos of Shepard

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Awesome trail for beginners! This trail offers some nice views without having to drive far into Sequoia Park (which requires snow chains in winter). Lots of parking and a public restroom at Hospital Rock starting area. Not much shade on the trail, nicer to do when the weather is cool.

hiking
rocky
17 days ago

Love this trail. Safe & easy enough for small kids. We camped at Dorst Creek Campground & made our way to this trail.

hiking
18 days ago

Great for people with limited range or time.

this was one of the more rewarding hikes I have had the pleasure of taking. I was visiting the park for 7 days with two young children one of whom was a quadriplegic. after making camp and caring for the kids for a few days I was ready to get some solo time. the hike up was difficult, I had a double lung pneumonia at the time, but the reward was breathtaking (pun intended) highly recommend!

hiking
snow
22 days ago

hiking
snow
23 days ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
26 days ago

Overall awesome trail with fabulous views of the valley surrounding the Marble Fork Kaweah River. Impressive canyons on either side. Several nice overlooks along the way. Trail leads directly adjacent to Marble Falls.

Theres parking at the trailhead inside the campground for 5/7 cars. No trail marking, but it wasn’t needed. It’s the only trail there.

—Current conditions Feb 20–
Single track dry dirt until about half way up
A few small stream crossings with running water
Top half of trail has anywhere btwn a dusting & 4” snow.
A few slippery wet rocks along the way
End of the trail by the falls has about an inch of snow on the rocks, but no problem for climbing down to the water.

**Recommend boots and crampons, at least until the snow and mud are gone in the spring**

off road driving
29 days ago

This trail is good for beginners I went up in the rain if it were dry could have done it all in 2wd deep washouts and mud made it challenging without a 2nd vehicle

I did this hike in early July 2017, it is by far one of the most beautiful hikes I've been on. The rock faces, wildlife and trees made this a hike to remember. I made a 3 day trip from Sequoia and Crecent Meadows up to Hamilton lakes and Elizabeth pass and back. It was an easy day hike to reach Hamilton lakes where snow was still present in July. A clearly marked trail but the rocks made my decision to wear trail runners questionable. Hiking boots would be my recommendation for the last half of this trail. I spent the night at Hamilton lakes, plenty of wildlife up there, I hung out with a young buck for the evening. I guess I pitched my tent near his hangout. Day 2 I hiked Elizabeth pass was still covered in snow and I'm glad I have crampons to get up there. I made my way back to Bear Creek for the 2nd night of camping and finished early afternoon back at Crescent Meadows. 200% hike this trail.

Nice hike, but no trail markings at all.

Biggest tree is pretty cool it is massive. Did a loop trail attached to this trail that wasn't as crowded and very nice. Amazing how many partially burnt trees keep on going like it's nothing. Busy and not the most amazing views(not much variety)

Not sure it warrants moderate, it's like going up a couple flights of stairs. very short. Great views great view of the Sierra's, the mountains are calling.

Definitely a wonderful landmark to see. It’s not really a hike, just a paved walk to get there. Honestly though, it looks exactly like all the other redwoods. I would have thought it was going to be much bigger than them. I personally felt the tree in front of the redwood museum was more fun to take pictures with and of. It was snowing when we were there, and the trails were all ice so that put a damper in getting to any actual hiking.

Definitely a wonderful landmark to see. It’s not really a hike, just a paved walk to get there. Honestly though, it looks exactly like all the other redwoods. I would have thought it was going to be much bigger than them. I personally felt the tree in front of the redwood museum was more fun to take pictures with and of. It was snowing when we were there, and the trails were all ice so that put a damper in getting to any actual hiking.

I actually completed this one in October. It’s beautiful. I took a short 15 nap when I summited and the view was amazing with the two lakes below. Definitely will do it again and take a longer nap lol

Short and fun trail with an awesome view. The only bad thing is that it isn’t clearly marked.

off road driving
blowdown
washed out
1 month ago

Overall it was a fun day. Definitely a technical trail. As a beginner it pushed me to the limits of my knowledge and experience. Large washed out trenches throughout the trail and eventually impassable. We met hikers that told us it wouldn’t have mattered anyways since the trail leads into the park and the park gate is always locked. Allowed me to experience getting stuck and I stuck for myself without being in too much peril. Super scenic with a couple pull off-ish areas.

From reading the reviews, we knew this would be tough, but the route was still more technical than expected. We actually turned around prior to the park gate so did not even go 2 miles. Now, we are new to off roading so this trail might not be that hard for people with more experience. The views are great and this would be an easy hike.

Pretty cool to see the biggest tree in the World. Very easy- anyone can do it!

Beautiful trail with gorgeous views of the river and relaxing sounds from the flume that was nearly filled with water. Amazing!!! Will definitely be returning.

Loved this trail. Completed Jan 2018. Snow covered in areas and waterfall was frozen. Very beautiful and great views!

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Completed in January when trail was icy and without spikes. Very sketchy but I finished it..... sliding on my butt on a couple occasions. So worth it though! Views were aaamazing! #whyihike

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Completed in January when trail was icy and without spikes. Very sketchy but I finished it..... sliding on my butt on a couple occasions. So worth it though! Views were aaamazing!

Short but keep ur heart rate up!!!

It was cool to see the biggest tree in the world, but it isn’t really a hike. It is sort of one of those things that you do to say that you have done it, but aren’t dying to do again. Would recommend going when it is not busy (early morning or offseason) so that it is easier to take pictures without worrying about other people being in it.

hiking
2 months ago

Really nice hike. Roads were closed due to snow when we visited so took the long way, but was worth it because of all the Mule deer that crossed the trail in front of us. Not recommended on a cloudy day, because then there is no view from the top.

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